Chris is an extremely well qualified photographer and he serves as Deputy Chair on the RPS Visual Art (Associate and Fellowship) assessment panel, and provides advice at RPS distinction workshops.
Chris remembers working with his father in the darkroom from the age of seven but it was in 1979 that he became more actively involved in photography, when he joined his local camera club. He gained his ARPS with traditional darkroom monochrome prints, and a Fellowship with digital colour prints. He earnt a Distinction of the PAGB with colour transparencies and was pleased to receive an APAGB award for his services to photography.
Having retired from his work in air traffic control he is now a busy national PAGB judge, and popular lecturer, I have visited more than 250 different camera clubs, and judged many regional, national and international exhibitions.
Of his own work Richard says ‘I'm not sure that I have a style, but irrespective of the subject matter I am shooting, whether it is in a busy city street, working on a beach, in a wood, or out in the countryside, the one thing I seek is simplicity. I try to achieve it by careful lens selection (focal length), viewpoint (camera position), composition (balance), clean backgrounds, and sympathetic light.
Chris will be presenting his own work in the first part of the meeting and hosting a discussion of members’ images in the second half. A theme for these members’ images will be announced closer to the date.
You can see more of Chris’ work here